Charmaine is our most productive knitter: every month we collect a huge bag of items from her in the lobby of a Mid- town hotel, and people stare at us wondering what we are doing

What is your knitting specialty?
I love knitting simple sweaters, and crazy hats and snoods

What neighborhood do you live in?
I live in Harlem

What do you like doing when you are not knitting?
I do cake sculpture, I make sugar flowers. I also like sewing and making my own clothes, oil painting!

Who taught you how to knit and how long ago?
When I was 4 years old I kept looking up knitting in the World Book Encyclopedia and finally asked my father to help me look it up and when we found it there were four illustrated diagrams and he showed me from that!!!...LIFE CHANGING!!

How long have you been living in New York?
33 1/2 years but who's counting????  NOT ME!!!!.....I LOVE IT HERE!!!!

What do you want to say about your family life, your passion, your dreams?
I have a very loving and supportive husband...I love keeping my blood pressure low by knitting and coming up with new and innovative designs with cakes, textiles and other mediums!!!!